Victory Junction is a year-round camp that exists to enrich the lives of children, ages six to 16, with chronic and serious medical conditions. The activities and environment provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering.
The camp was built by the Petty family in honor of Kyle's late son Adam, who died tragically on the racetrack in 2000. Adam Petty was more than a fourth generation NASCAR driver - he was a dreamer with a passion for helping others. Between races, he often visited children in pediatric hospitals.
Kyle and Adam visited Camp Boggy Creek, a year-round camp for seriously ill children in Florida, on a charity motorcycle ride. During his time there, Adam envisioned creating a similar camp in North Carolina. Adam’s vision sprung to life when Victory Junction opened its gates in 2004.
Today, Adam's dream lives on, as Victory Junction has provided more than 115,000 camp experiences to campers and their families – through onsite camp programs, virtual online programming, Vic's Riders equine therapy program, and at participating hospitals and medical facilities through its REACH program.
Children served at Victory Junction are not able to attend normal summer camps due to their unique medical needs, such as cancer, hemophilia, spina bifida and epilepsy. And even though it costs more than $2,500 for one child to attend Victory Junction for a week, no child or family incurs this cost, thanks to the generosity of corporations, organizations and individuals.
Located in Randleman, NC, Victory Junction challenges campers to find resilience by looking beyond their illness - and also provides a safe place to try new things under unobtrusive, complete 24-hour medical supervision. During each session, campers can participate in arts and crafts, archery, swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, woodshop, and music and theatre all in a special NASCAR-themed program area.
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